Meaning: a sign of a particular issue requiring attention.
Example: United, American, and Delta airlines suspended all flights to China. This was a red flag as the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the airline industry. Read on
Meaning: in good health and spirits.
Example: As a famous president, he has the perfect reason to be in the pink. Read on
Meaning: between two equally difficult or unacceptable choices.
Example: I am in a pickle. Anything I do is going to cause this situation to turn out bad. I'm really stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. Read on
Meaning: any geographical area that is thought to be dangerous or threatening, usually as a consequence of political or military activity.
Example: The alley behind the schoolyard is effectively a "red zone," since that is where all of the bullies hang out. Read on
Meaning: any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles.
Example: any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles. Read on
Meaning: a person who is treated with special favor.
Example: Managers at Apple have been trained against having blue-eyed boys. Read on
Meaning: Praise or appreciation, usually for a service someone has done.
Example: He picked up some brownie points with his manager by doing part of her report for her. Read on
Meaning: good gardening results
Example: My mother has green fingers. She can grow just about anything in the garden. Read on
Meaning: to feel sad or depressed
Example: Yesterday I felt blue, and nothing seemed to cheer me up. Read on
Meaning: official report or guide
Example: The government will be issuing a white paper later this week. Read on
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The Idioms Dictionary explains common English idioms that are popular worldwide, especially in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.